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Joanne van Harmelen

Would a TRIPS waiver improve access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - International
ENSafrica

A recent proposal calls for a waiver for all World Trade Organisation members of certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in relation to the "prevention, containment or treatment" of COVID-19.

Marie Berard

Commercial Court declines to lift stay on enforcement of arbitral awards against Russia

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The High Court recently declined to lift a stay of the hearing of an application for the enforcement, under the Arbitration Act 1996, of certain arbitral awards and a related jurisdictional objection by the respondent (Russia) on grounds of sovereign immunity.

Live Marie Hansen

Protection of plant varieties under plant breeders' rights

Intellectual Property - Norway
Bryn Aarflot AS

Plant breeders' rights provide protection of plant varieties.

Christian Holzer

Supreme Administrative Court once again favours environmental organisations

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court remains on course with its pro-environmental organisation (EO) case law.

Victoria Grogan

I don't need a will – do I?

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Whether an individual needs a will really depends on whether they are happy for their estate to pass in accordance with the law or in accordance with their own wishes – which may differ significantly.

Min Lee Tan

Court rules that management corporation may sue developer for latent defects in common property

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

When the statutory duty to "properly maintain the common property and keep it in a state of good and serviceable repair" is passed to a management corporation, does the corporation have standing to sue the developer for any defects in the common property? A high court recently addressed this question in a decision which is a significant and welcoming legal development concerning strata and building management..

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru